Disney took a page out of its MCU playbook for
In the second season premiere “The Marshal,” we learned that the destruction of the Empire created a power vacuum on Tatooine. That void was only possible because, shortly before the second Death Star blew up, Leia killed Jabba on his sail barge in
Even if you didn’t remember his name, you probably recognized Bib from his massive lekku. It looks like a giant anaconda scarf. He was Jabba’s primary servant whose weak mind was easily manipulated by Luke Skywalker. From what we have seen of him on screen, Bib never commanded respect or fear. His role as a servant fit him in a way leadership never would.
Just because Bib was Fortuna(te) enough to take Jabba’s seat, that didn’t give him Jabba’s power. The palace was sparsely filled when Ming-Na Wen’s Fennec Shand entered. Bib only had a few servants and hangers on. It was a far cry from the heyday of Jabba’s reign. Back then a trip to his palace meant a full house with plenty of entertainment and danger. And if you were a foe, you needed a disguise and a masterplan to get in. Now it was incredibly easy for one single assassin to enter and kill everyone in sight. Luke, Leia, Lando, and Chewie would have had a much easier time rescuing Han Solo from carbonite if Bib had been in charge back then.
Ultimately, Fortuna took the throne, but not much else. The Hutt crime syndicate on Tatooine died with Jabba. Ironically, that might have made the planet less safe. With no one to step in and provide some sort of structure and order, people on Tatooine were afraid to travel between towns. Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth, the “Marshal” of Mos Pelgo, was only able to protect the people of that isolated outpost. Other places like Mos Eisley had no one to look after it.
Boba Fett is not Bib Fortuna; Boba Fett is not a fool. He commands both respect and fear (especially thanks to his portrayal on
This post-credits scene gave us glimpses at both the recent past and near future of the most important planet in
The new series, which debuts in December 2021, was formally confirmed on December 21. As the teaser suggests,
The Book of Boba Fett, a new Original Series, starring Temuera Morrison and @MingNa Wen and executive produced by @Jon_Favreau, @Dave_Filoni, and Robert @Rodriguez, set within the timeline of #TheMandalorian, is coming to #DisneyPlus Dec. 2021. pic.twitter.com/vAoPWpxquq— Disney+ (@disneyplus) December 21, 2020
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